Liverpool v Brighton: match preview

Liverpool are aiming to equal their club record of 31 unbeaten league games, and are heavy favourites even without Fabinho, who could miss all of December with an ankle problem

Graham Potter could not have a more daunting assignment after signing a six-year contract with Brighton than a visit to the Premier League leaders. Liverpool are unbeaten in 46 league games at Anfield, winning 36, and will equal the club record of 31 league games without defeat set by Kenny Dalglish’s team in 1987-88 should they maintain their imperious form. Fabinho’s absence through injury is a blow for Jürgen Klopp but he is not short of alternatives in central midfield. Andy Hunter

Saturday 3pm

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 1 Brighton 0

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G12 Y35 R2 4.11 cards/game

Odds H 2-9 A 16-1 D 6-1


Subs from Adrián, Lonergan, Kelleher, Milner, Keïta, Shaqiri, Origi, Gomez, Lallana, Brewster, Jones

Doubtful Keïta (illness)

Injured Fabinho (ankle, Jan), Matip (knee, unknown), Clyne (knee, unknown)

Suspended Fabinho (one match)

Discipline Y14 R0


Leading Scorer Mané 8

Match previews


Subs from Button, Steele, Bong, Burn, Bissouma, Balogun, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Mooy, March, Schelotto, Baluta, Connolly

Doubtful Connolly, March (groin)

Injured Bernardo (knee, 5 Dec), Izquierdo (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y20 R2


Leading Scorer Maupay 4

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